Fur ruled the runways again for Fall 2013. No longer considered just a trend, fur has taken its place as a staple for countless mainstream designers looking to up the luxe factor of their collections. No longer just a fabric relegated to cooler months, we are seeing fur pop up in spring and summer lines as well.
Celebrating this love affair with fur, the Fur Information Council of America would like to foster this same affinity for this organic fabric with up-and-coming young designers. In this light, we are pleased to announce the 13th Annual IFTF ReMix International Student Fur Design Competition, and we invite your students to participate in this exciting event. Newly added to this year’s competition is a Menswear design category recognizing the growing popularity of using fur in men’s collections.
Last year’s contest saw close to 100 entries from 18 different schools around the country, and we anticipate this year to be even bigger! We were honored to have student designer Margaret Karczewski, from Parsons New School of Design in New York, selected as one of the U.S. finalists that was invited to compete in the international competition at the 2013 MiFur in Milan Italy.
This competition offers your students and your school:
- Worldwide exposure and a chance to have your students’ designs exhibited at MiFur the prestigious international fur fashion trade show held in Milan, Italy.
- The chance to win generous cash prizes
- The chance to receive paid travel to Milan for MiFur
- Exposure in leading international fashion magazines
Enclosed in this package are the rules, regulations and logistics for the 2013 competition so you can start to plan submissions with your students. Entry forms are also easily downloadable from our website,www.fur.org. Fur retailers in every major US city will be glad to answer any questions or provide guidance as your students begin to work on their projects.
PLEASE NOTE that because of tight production timelines, we will not be extending any extension to student to submit their entries. We strongly suggest that you encourage your students to work on their designs over the summer break so they are ready for the Friday September13th, 2013 deadline.
All entries must be sent to the FICA Office by Friday, September 13, 2013
Due to tight production deadlines, we encourage you to have students work on their submissions over the summer break. NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GIVEN!
EMAILED ENTRIES: Nicole@fur.org
MAILED ENTRIES: Keith Kaplan, Executive Director
Fur Information Council of America
8424 A Santa Monica Blvd. Ste.860
West Hollywood, CA 90069
All Official Entries must include:
The second key date is Friday, December 13, 2013 by which time the garment must be completed and photographed with images sent to the FICA office for forwarding to the international jury.
The third key date is Thursday, February 13, 2014,(approximate date) by which time all garments must be shipped to MiFur. The garments must arrive in enough time before the fair opens to allow for cleaning, styling and photographing. Arrangements will be made by FICA for the selected garments to be shipped to MiFur and collected in the week following the fair.
Please note that we cannot be flexible in these key dates due to production timelines. Any entries or garments not received in time will be excluded from the competition.
**PLEASE VISIT WWW.FUR.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION, PAST WINNERS, AND DOWNLOADABLE ENTRY FORMS**